Internship in Drake president’s office

Start Date: Fall 2017
Selection Criteria: One Sophomore or Junior
Time Commitment:   20 Hours per month based on flexible hours
Pay: $10 per hour
Learning Objectives / Goals:

The President’s Office of Drake University seeks a highly motivated Sophomore or Junior dedicated to combining their academic development with the success of the University. This position creates an opportunity for students to sharpen their professional and interpersonal skills and helps build relationships between administration and students.

Participants will further develop leadership and project management skills and apply undergraduate experiences to help achieve university and departmental goals.

The President’s Office intern is expected to conduct her/himself with the highest levels of professionalism and help serve as representatives of the university. Due to the nature of the position, interns are expected to wear business casual attire for all meetings.

Through this internship, students will:

  • Learn about higher education administration (Application of academic knowledge)
  • Develop and enhance leadership and project management skills (Skill development)
  • Work with senior leaders at the university on projects (Skill development)
  • Gain an understanding of the requirements of serving as a senior leader in an institution of higher education (Professional insights)
  • Develop a deeper understanding of Drake University and higher education (Professional insights)
  • Enhance personal and professional skills and expand professional networks (Personal Development)

Duties:

The President’s Office Intern will primarily support project-based work and ‘shadow’ the President on specific meetings and events.   Minimal to no clerical work is expected.

Project-based work will be driven from the Chief of Staff on an ‘as needed’ basis. As project needs arise, the Chief of Staff will contact the intern to determine duties related to these projects.

Additionally, at the beginning of each month, the intern will meet with the Assistant to the President to review meetings on the President’s schedule. The intern will then ‘shadow’ the President at applicable meetings or events. The time at these meetings will largely be to observe.

The President’s Office Intern is expected to serve a one-year term with the possibility of it being renewed for a second year.

 

Applicants should apply to the president’s assistant, Cheryle Anania, by September 1, 2017 at cheryle.anania@drake.edu.

PR/Event planning Internship to start immediately, The Avenues, DM

The Avenues of Ingersoll & Grand is looking for an intern to start immediately and work through August 26 to assist in the final stages of planning and communications for Ingersoll LIVE. This is a great opportunity for experience in event planning and PR for a large-scale event. There is potential for the internship to continue into fall for the right person.  If you are interested contact carlyn.crowe@drake.edu ASAP!

Part-time magazine content coordinator (D.M.)

Best Version Media is launching local magazines in two Des Moines suburbs this summer and is looking for a part-time Content Coordinator for the publications.

The Content Coordinator is responsible for obtaining, coordinating, writing, sending and proofing content for each assigned magazine on a monthly basis. This entails writing resident features and gathering relevant neighborhood and community news for each magazine, sending files in the proper format by deadline, and proofing magazines during the design process to ensure a polished final product.

Responsibilities of the Content Coordinator include:

  • coordinating a new resident feature for each magazine each month
  • compiling an area calendar of events and local community corner
  •  submitting compiled monthly magazine content by deadline
  • proofing magazine content within 24 business hours of receiving a magazine proof from the design team
  • obtaining referrals from past features as leads for future neighborhood features
  • editing all content submissions including anchor sponsor/expert contributor articles
  • on occasion, writing/editing local filler articles
  • writing up to two business profiles each month
  • receiving classified ad submissions

The Content Coordinator is NOT responsible for:

  • checking ads
  • coordinating paid advertising
  • making magazine design decisions

The compensation is $350/magazine. To apply, submit a resume and two feature-style writing samples in Word or pdf format to:

Jason Button, publisher
jasonbutton@gmail.com

Graphic Design Intern for July/August

Housing provided if needed for hire.

Cottingham & Butler, an insurance firm in Dubuque, Iowa, is looking for student intern/employee who can use and excel in graphic design using Adobe, InDesign, and other design applications as necessary. They will consider full time or part time employment.

If interested please respond ASAP to the emails below. Interviews will be conducted as soon as possible and housing provided for summer if needed.

Candidates can contact the HR team via Jonathan Gill or Paige Kohlhof referenced below.
jgill@cottinghambutler.com
PKOHLHOF@cottinghambutler.com

Digital Media Planner, Sleep Number (Minneapolis)

The Digital Media Planner is a crucial position working in conjunction with the media, marketing planning and content teams to develop and execute social and digital media plans that achieve Sleep Number business objectives. This role drives innovation at both the strategic and execution level, and cultivates key partnerships to deliver the best digital media opportunities across social channels in addition to other media channels including display, mobile, and video. The ideal candidate will have strong experience in social planning and buying, but also be knowledgeable across the entire programmatic landscape.

Responsibilities:

    • Manage social and programmatic buys including plan development, audience selection , optimization, and reporting
    • Develop and execute strong and effective social media plans incorporating programmatic, display, mobile and video based on sound strategies and research
    • Participate in overall media strategy development and participate in group brainstorming sessions with the intention of bringing great ideas to life
    • Supervise insertion order process and ensure adherence to budgets, terms and conditions
    • Work with creative partners on ad development to ensure media and creative strategies work in harmony
    • Work with Digital Media Manager to ensure plans are on strategy and meet objectives
    • Utilize data to configure, operate and optimize campaigns to meet company objectives
    • Lead analysis on media delivery, performance, trends and future implications and make optimizations based on insights from varying sources
    • Work with Ad Operations Manager and Analytics team to ensure proper technical set-up for tracking, testing, reporting, and optimization
    • Manage relationships with relevant outside partners
    • Seek new trends and opportunities within the industry within display, mobile, social and video; develop POVs to share with media team

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of related experience required (buying, planning, analyzing digital media/marketing, etc)
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience with social-specific platforms (e.g. Facebook Business Manager, Twitter ads, Snapchat ad platform)
  • Experience with media buying technologies such as social buying platforms, DSPs (DataXu a plus), third party ad servers, and web analytics platforms (Adobe a plus)
  • Experience working across media functions
  • Experience executing programmatic and social buys
  • Agency experience a plus
  • Advance computer knowledge (Microsoft suite: Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Strong analytical thinking skills
  • Ability to communicate with simplicity and influence broadly
  • Able to work independently and have excellent time management skills
  • Problem solver with the ability to develop creative solutions
  • Organized, and detail-oriented with strong attention to follow-through
  • Nimble and flexible to succeed in a fast-paced environment and balance multiple projects

To apply, see https://jobs.sleepnumber.com/job/minneapolis/digital-media-planner/1020/4726538